Lava Slime

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Lava Slime
Lava Slime.gifOld-gen console version and Nintendo 3DS version
Classic mode icon.png Classic
Expert mode icon.png Expert
Master mode icon.png Master
AI TypeSlime AI
Max Life50/100220/150330
KB Resist0%/10%/20%
BannerLava Slime BannerLava Slime Banner(Desktop, Console and Mobile versions)
Immune toOn Fire!PoisonedHellfire
Coins1 SC20 CCPre-Hardmode: 3 SCHardmode: 4 SC80 CC

The Lava Slime is a slime exclusive to The Underworld. It gives off an orange glow with fire particles.

Lava Slimes take no damage from lava and float on it like regular Slimes do on water, except they rebound very high into the air when they come up, instead of gently bouncing up and down like normal slimes do in water. Lava Slimes also have increased mobility compared to any other normal slime. Unlike other slimes, the Lava Slime does not drop gel upon death but they still drop coins. In Expert Mode they spawn lava upon being killed.

Like most other slimes, the Lava Slime will be passive towards any player with the Royal Gel(Desktop, Console and Mobile versions) accessory equipped.


  • The lava created in Expert mode may become a problem to players using bridges or structures without holes for liquids to flow through. Tunneling one block wide holes prevents a buildup on bridges or any other structures. Platforms made of obsidian, stone, or ash wood can cover these gaps without melting. It also destroys the coins dropped from the Lava Slime unless a player is close enough that the coins start moving towards them to be picked up as soon as the slime dies, as items in the process of being picked up ignore the lava. While rare, it's also possible for the lava to destroy dropped Guide Voodoo Dolls and thus cause the Wall of Flesh to be summoned as a result.
  • In the Don't dig up(Desktop, Console and Mobile versions) and Get fixed boi(Desktop, Console and Mobile versions) secret world seeds, the Lava Slime doesn't drop lava, even in Expert mode.
  • The Lava Slime can jump about 2 times higher than regular above ground Slimes.


Achievement Gelatin World Tour.png
Gelatin World Tour • Defeat every type of slime there is!
Defeat at least one of every type of slime. (Desktop, Console and Mobile versions)
Category: Challenger Challenger
Achievement Slimer.png
Slimer • “You have killed every type of slime!”
Defeat at least one of every type of slime. (Old-gen console version)


  • The BestiaryBestiary entry for the Lava Slime: "Due to the heat of the underworld, these slimes have taken on the properties of lava. Slaying them is difficult and dangerous."


  • Desktop 1.0.6: Lava Slimes no longer spawn lava upon death, instead of dropping coins.